This service first launched in 2002 via the Freeview platform. During this time, it only operated as an automated jukebox.
The third and final West Midlands regional licence was awarded to Emap Radio's Kerrang by Ofcom on October 2nd 2003.
The service launched on 105.2 FM to the region on June 10th 2013.
The service was rebranded as Planet Rock on June 17th 2013. It has since been rebranded again, this time as Absolute Radio.
Kerrang still broadcasts but only via the Freeview platform with voice-tracked programmes.